Hancock County's Food for Thought has fed more students each year since the program began almost four years ago. The weekend food pack program began by serving 20 students. Numbers have steadily climbed, reaching 60 students last school year.
Illinois finally has a budget, but the wrangling continues over how to fund public education. The spending plan includes a funding overhaul that tries to narrow the gap between the state's most affluent school district and its poorest.
The Quincy Public Schools Curriculum Committee wants to move forward with new science textbooks for Quincy High School. QHS Principal Jody Steinke outlined plans Monday to update textbooks for six science disciplines at a cost of $56,697.60.
Half-way through its summer reading program, the Canton Public Library continues to be a busy place.
Diane Vose feels her new position that oversees the John Wood Community College education centers in Pittsfield and Mount Sterling will carry responsibilities above and beyond the expected administrative duties.
Quincy University announced Friday that the institution received a record $6.46 million in total giving during the past fiscal year. Those donations include $4.2 million in cash and pledges specifically to help QU recover from a financial shortfall.
The cost for breakfast and lunch is going up in the Palmyra School District.
A counselor will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26 to register sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who have moved to Quincy and will be attending QJHS.